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Bible Notes

Matthew 27.11-14 (21.10.19)

Matthew 27:11-14 NIV
Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. [12] When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. [13] Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?” [14] But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.

Pilate must have been used to the accused brought before him arguing that they are innocent when he knew they were anything but. But faced with Jesus, he was flummoxed by his response, rather than protesting his innocence and urgently pleading his case, Jesus kept quiet, not seeking to justify himself. Why was this? We’re not told, but I wonder if his confidence came from the fact that his conscience was clear before his Father, and that his opinion was ultimately the only one that mattered.

Father, like Jesus, help us to find our confidence not in the opinions of others but in yours.

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